- the failure of a legacy because the subject matter no longer belongs to the testator's estate at death.
Origin of ademption
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In case of ademption of a particular article, the bequest is satisfied.
- property law the failure of a specific legacy, as by a testator disposing of the subject matter in his lifetime
C16: from Latin ademptiōn- a taking away, from adimere to take away, take to (oneself), from ad- to + emere to buy, take
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